“Mario really needs someone that is going to understand that he is scared when things are new and his routine changes. If given TONS of reassurance and consistency he will blossom into the BESTEST FRIEND you could have.”

Mario is an extra-special, sensitive boy who yearns for that exceptional home with exceptional humans who will give him the attention and love he craves.

Mario can be very timid with new people and takes quite a while to get comfortable. Mario would do best in a household where there is at least one woman, since Mario can take a very long time to warm up to men. Mario would do best in a home as an only dog and families with small children would not be a good fit for him. **Mario’s adopters will be required to sign a bite waiver prior to his adoption being finalized.**

Once he has settled in, Mario’s mission in life is to be with his humans and be a part of everything that they do. He follows his human everywhere and likes you to come outside with him when he does his business in the fenced-in yard (a must). He’s a great traveler in the car and loves to accompany his people shopping, to cafes, and any dog-friendly establishment. He’s even up for an occasional brunch date. Although Mario would love to share in all of his owners activities, if you are unable to take him with you to work, he does require one midday potty break/walk.

Leap tall buildings in a single bound? Close enough. As is true of many Boston Terriers, Mario can leap very high, as well as run and play for long periods. Mario loves long walks, jogging with his human, swimming, and playing with his Frisbee and ball.. but when he’s done, he is drawn to a human lap like a magnet, where he curls up after smothering you first with kisses. He’s the perfect combination of exercise partner and snuggle-buddy!

Mario is such a cool dude and loves being groomed – getting a bath, using the hair dryer, tooth brushing, nail clipping – not a problem for this handsome fellow!

Mario needs a home with experienced dog owners. Obedience training for Mario is highly recommended, as well as an adoptive owner that has experience with Boston Terriers and obedience training. He has been continually gaining confidence through positive reinforcement.  Mario has his own crate, which he enjoys going into when his foster humans go to work, but closing the door leaves him feeling frustrated and insecure. Solution? Door left open, front of crate surrounded by several dog exercise pens.

Mario is a healthy boy, so his “special” needs are more emotional. He can be skittish and insecure and needs a calm, patient and consistent household. He will thrive when he knows the rules and has a daily routine.

Mario is SUPER!! A savvy dog owner with Boston Terrier experience will “level up” with this Super Mario!!!!!